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Transcript of Pablo Picasso
Family Life and Elementary School
Born to Dona Maria Picasso y Lopez and Don Jose Ruiz Blasco, Picasso was a skilled artist at a young age, he could draw like Raphael by the age of seven and by age thirteen his skill had surpassed his father’s skill severely. Picasso’s legend is that the first word he ever said was “piz piz,” his attempt to say lapiz or pencil. He was a moderately poor student, deciding that school did not matter and was often sent to a bare cell called a calaboose. He learned to love the calaboose and spent his time doodling and drawing in his notebook.
When Picasso was fourteen, his family moved to Barcelona, Spain and Picasso promptly applied to the School of Fine Arts. Although Picasso was in his drawing world, he disliked the stern regulations that the school applied on the students. Soon Picasso began skipping courses and ran into the city streets to draw what he saw. At age sixteen Picasso resettled in Madrid where he attended the Royal Academy of San Fernando. Again Picasso became irritated with the rules and focus on classical structure techniques. He soon left the school. Before long though Picasso fell into a group of artists who were also annoyed with the classics and made their artwork more radical. Pablo Picasso was inspired by the artists in the group, so he decided to follow their theme. Picasso finally took a break from the classics that all the art schools taught and moved on to the angular and radical designs. All of Picasso’s master pieces after the switch were simple experiments.
At the start of the twentieth century, Pablo Picasso moved to Paris, France to start his own art studio. Picasso painted his pictures by the events that occurred in his life. So when his friend died, he painted scenes of poverty, anguish, and death, almost entirely in shades of deep green and blue. Art critics and historians graphed this section of Picasso’s life as the “Blue Period.” After the Blue Period came the Rose Period. Picasso introduced lighter and friendlier colors in the Rose Period because he had overcome the depression he had suffered from in the past. Almost all his pieces in this time period contained beiges, pinks, and reds. In 1907 Picasso created the first picture that consisted of humans with angular features. This type of painting was called Cubism, and during Picasso’s art career, he used this style many times. As World War I hit the world, Pablo Picasso turned to the gloomy side of art once again. He painted poverty and starvation, going back to the classics, but after the war ended, he invented surrealism, a product of cubism art.
Picasso endured World War II as well, as the First World War, and after they both ended, Picasso became involved in politics. He joined the communist party and was awarded the International Lenin Peace Prize twice. Although his favorite passion was art, he didn’t mind his brand new popularity. Even though paparazzi and fans followed him everywhere, no one seemed to pay attention to his art work. Picasso continued to paint as his popularity winded down, somehow thinking that his masterpieces would help him live. After a long artful career, Picasso died April 8, 1973 in Mougins, France, but his artwork almost lives for him.
Picasso's overall work
Pablo Picasso was born in Spain in 1881. He was a painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer. Pablo Picasso was considered radical in his work because at the time, everyone painted classical work. He used many geometric shapes and angular lines. He explained his masterpieces with a quote, "I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them." -Pablo Picasso